062: To Strive, To Seek, To Find, and Not to Yield

A modern photograph of the ceremonial “South Pole.” Behind it are the flags of the signatory nations to the Antarctic Treaty, and in the background is the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station.

Robert Falcon Scott’s Discovery Expedition had returned to great acclaim, but had failed to reach the South Pole. Scott, Ernest Shackleton, and Roald Amundsen planned competing expeditions, each hoping to be the first human being to reach this remotest corner of the world.

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